Complete Astro-Physics 6" f/8 Christen triplet apochromatic refractor
telescope for sale $3400. Complete setup only; I will not sell the
'scope and mount separately.
I AM WILLING TO SHIP THIS SETUP. I will have it professionally packed
and will ship it to the first buyer who provides a cashier's check
or bank transfer. I am also willing to negotiate the shipping and
insurance charges. Please call (9am - 9pm PST Sat - Mon and
7 - 9 pm PST afterwards) or write to arrange details.
OTA: 6" f/8 Astrophysics Christen triplet apochromatic refractor
(signed by Roland). New paint (not a scratch), excellent (smooth)
original 2+" focuser, excellent optical quality (spec. to 1/56 wave
RMS, like the newest APs). Coatings have slight rubs in a couple
places (very small area) which do not affect optical quality. Well
collimated. Superb images, but slight blue color on bright stars
and a little bit on bright planets (Jupiter and Venus but not
Mars, Saturn, or others). Some mechanical upgrades.
MOUNT: Combination of Mead field tripod and Meade German equatorial
head (don't know which model) with a short pier in between. Driven
in RA with slow motions, setting circles, polar scope, etc. Not
super pretty but holds the 'scope adequately.
Accessories included at this price:
Astro-Physics custom carrying case for OTA
Hand controller for motor drive
Rings and mounting plate for OTA / mount
8x50 finder (right angle) with Astro-Physics quick-release bracket
Carrying bag for Meade field tripod
2" mirror diagonal (barely used)
1.25" adapter, tube caps, misc.
I have owned this 'scope for 10 years and have continuously improved